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"Oupa Hennie" - 300GD LWB 1983

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Looks like a nice trip. I have the same Jeep sticker on the back of my Cabrio ;) Is that a std size Flowbin and did you have to remove your back seats to fit it inside? You gave me an idea.......
Yes, it's standard size, 1000L, and fits just through the door. Frame scrapes the paint and fits in between the wheel arches. Will post a pic.
 

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Is that a std size Flowbin and did you have to remove your back seats to fit it inside? You gave me an idea.......

Guess the roof had to be cut off if std flow bin , or does it fit in the back door ??
No, it fits through the door, need to take the spare off the back, loosen the doorstop and then open the rear door all the way,
 

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Looks like a nice trip. I have the same Jeep sticker on the back of my Cabrio ;) Is that a std size Flowbin and did you have to remove your back seats to fit it inside? You gave me an idea.......
Might be where I saw it, ;-) and had some made, ...
 

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Fetched a tank of water down in the town and Oupa Hennie managed a relaxed 95km/h back with the load. Previously I struggled to get past 80km/h. Seems the valve adjustment was way past due. G also feels more alive and where I had to use 3rd gear on some uphills I now can use 4th and it keeps a constant speed. :)

The front shocks also made a huge difference to the handling and now much more stable when driving.

KYB - Oil - Front
Bilsteins - Gas - Rear
OEM coil springs front and rear
 
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Have been busy the last few weeks with a bit of TLC for Oupa Hennie.

I have been driving up and down between Sedgefield / gansbaai since September 2017 every 2nd weekend. Roughly 780km return trip.

First few trips used 120l diesel and improved to 80l diesel for the same distance, route and speed.

I have added poly-tfe to the engine, gearbox, transfer case and diffs. Seems as it started to do what it's supposed to do my diesel consumption improved. I have also been adding 2stroke oil to the diesel.

Maintenance done...

1. Cleaned the rear drums and had the brake cylinders serviced / resleaved with stainless steel.
2. Replaced the rubber high pressure hoses in brake lines.
3. New metal and flexible brake lines to front calipers. Painted calipers with high heat paint. New brake pads front.
4. All door panels re-upholstered with new material and holes for speakers covered.
5. Brake master cylinder, clutch master cylinder and slave serviced / resleaved with stainless steel.
6. Under body rust spots treated. Will at a later stage do a proper job of that.
7. Fitted 5 new glow plugs and a new 80A glow plug fuse.
8. New flexible hydraulic line for clutch slave cylinder.
9. New flexible lines for rear brakes and different lock.
10. Painted the center caps (Rims).
11. Painted wheel studs.



Overall condition is still very good.








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The front brake pads were about half the price as those from MB.

I paid for 5x glow plugs from MB the same as Bosch quoted for 3x Glow plugs and it's made by Bosch.

I have made a home made pressure bleeding system and it was quite easy to bleed the brake and clutch system as well as the difference lock system.

Adjusted the handbrake. Stopping power is much better than previous.



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Ja, keep your hand on it and it will keep going.

Tell us more about poly tfe pse?


Poly-TFE is manufactured by Kal-guard and a concentrate added to oil. 10ml per l.

Can't be used in a wet clutch system (motorcycle, etc) or automatic gearbox (torque convertor) as it removes nearly all friction.

In an engine you add it after an oil service and then every 5th service 5ml/l of oil as top-up. It's a metal treatment so it does not drain with your oil and the poly particles is small enough to go through the oil filter element and won't be trapped there.

In a gearbox you use 10ml/l of oil capacity, once off.

Same for transfer case and diffs.

Important: There is no mechanic in a bottle, this will not fix any mechanical defects or failures. What it will do is decrease friction between moving metal parts to nearly nothing. It will drop your oil temperature in your transfer case, gearbox and diffs. It will protect metal moving parts.

I have been using this in all my vehicles since early 2000.

In my '93 W201 190E 2.3 turbo conversion I was able to drive from Witbank to Springs with a blown head gasget and no water in the cooling system. When the mechanic striped the engine he found the main bearings had a slight discoloration due to heat. Light polish on the crank and new bearings, new head gasget and engine was fine. Mechanic and I agreed that if it was not for the poly in the engine it would have seized driving without water for about 100km distance.

I had a Lada Niva and on my way from Jhb to Sedgefield it cracked the gearbox housing in Beaufort-West and all the oil drained out. I decided to drive as far as possible and made it to Sedgefield. About 300km without oil in the gearbox at 60km/h. The gearbox got quite hot and could feel the heat trough the floor. Was it not for the poly I believe it would have seized within a few kilometers. The gearbox was beyond economical repair and I got another reckoned one. At least I made it home safely and that was the important part for me.









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Adjusted the valves today, few of them were tight. Adjusted Inlets to 0.10mm and exhaust 0.30mm

Check timing chain stretch and seems ok. Will get the specs and compare.

Did a diesel purge with Liqui Moly Diesel Purge and can't believe the result. Engine were idling rough and shaked like a person caught on an electric fence. Was low on power and smoked when cold.

Now it feels like a new engine, could do some hills near me in 4th where previously in 3rd gear. Idle smoothly. Funny surging at 80km/h gone




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never have done a diesel purge myself yet - do you run the car from an external fuel / purge mixture source for a few minutes ?
 
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never have done a diesel purge myself yet - do you run the car from an external fuel / purge mixture source for a few minutes ?


I have used 2x Cans.

Took about and hour to empty container at idle and at various RPM.

Huge improvement afterwards and the liquid changed color as it circulated through the diesel pump and to injectors cleaning the gunk out.



Connected intake to the bottom of the online filter,


Diesel return pipe to container.


Remember to change diesel filters after the purge.





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100% purge from an external container, until its finished, then change the filters and re-connect the feeder line from the tank and the return line to the tank.